Crystal Palace take their chances as Fulham come up short

first_img impact Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener gameday It was four minutes before half-time when, against the run of play, the visitors took the lead. Andros Townsend exchanged passes with Patrick van Aanholt, whose through-ball fed Schlupp and allowed the midfielder to turn and from the near post send an explosive finish into the top left corner, beyond Fabri’s reach.And it was Fulham’s ambition that again exposed them, this time in the 79th minute when Aaron Wan-Bissaka won possession, countered and played in Zaha, who went to round Fabri and instead finished underneath him. Getty 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS There was regardless cause for encouragement for Slavisa Jokanovic’s team in the way they often outplayed such an established side, but if they are to retain their top-flight status they will know that they will have to become similarly ruthless. Crystal Palace taught Fulham a painful lesson on their return to the Premier League with a clinical 2-0 victory at Craven Cottage.Having absorbed much of their adventurous hosts’ pressure, they punished rare lapses in intensity and concentration to score towards the end of each half through Jeffrey Schlupp and then Wilfried Zaha. possible xi NEW ERA Zaha is off the mark for the season How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? 2 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Ryan Sessegnon and co. were taught a harsh lesson smart causal highlights How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more ALTERED How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? possible standings last_img read more